Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

In 2016, the Department of Homeland Security labeled Antifa “anarchist extremists”.  Antifa is short for anti-fascist. They're opposed to capitalism and they disdain democratic institutions. In its place they're pushing their version of communism.  But ironically their protest methods of violence and intimidation are typically used by fascists—the thing they're supposed to be against. Last weekend, hundreds of Antifa counter protesters at an Alt-Right rally threw water bottles and eggs at police and launched fireworks at journalists who were reporting on the rally. A few members of the news media called out Antifa for what it is: a dangerous hate group that uses intimidation and violence to make its point. Yet many mainstream news media outlets overlooked this story. Which may be difficult so long as Antifa keeps up its attacks against journalists.